A Conversation for The Grey Heron
SiliconDioxide Started conversation Sep 28, 2005
Graceful and noble creatures though these seem at a distance, particularly in flight, up close they appear ungainly. I went on holiday to Norfolk earlier this year to some appartments where there was one particular heron that used to beg for scraps. I expect this kind of behaviour from seagulls, but I thought it a bit below the dignity of herons. They will soon be common sights, forming huge flocks over the refuse dumps of England, mark my words.
Pinniped Posted Sep 28, 2005
The range of behaviour seems pretty wide, judging from the Peer Review comment as well as your experience. The couple of herons I've met right up close didn't beg, but I wouldn't put it past them.
I'm starting to think that the one common trait of all herons is contempt for humanity.
SiliconDioxide Posted Sep 29, 2005
Upon which subject. I have been unable to find, on the Internet, any reference to the old Entwhistle cartoons which used to grace "The Evening News" many years ago. Entwhistle was a heron who I think was in the civil service and the humour revolved largely around his feelings of superiority over his colleagues. Does anyone else remember him?
langsandy Posted Jun 26, 2006
ENTWISTLE : try entwistle - I think you will find him -
cheers - Langsandy : Lallans for the Grey Heron - ha
SiliconDioxide Posted Jun 27, 2006
Still no luck on yahoo. Maybe I should have googled.
langsandy Posted Jun 27, 2006
try entwistle cartoons [google] - cheers
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